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by aster
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers
Replies: 110
Views: 5636

Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

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Not a blooming flower from the garden but a wading submarine and the tower fully in the frame….unlike the last time. :)

Yildiz

Bosphorus / Istanbul Strait - Looking towards the Asian bank of the strait
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by aster
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers
Replies: 110
Views: 5636

Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

Working from home has reinvigorated my wife's passion for gardening. New plants will be going to ground in the next few days. Pictures to follow. :D Looking forward to seeing your future shots of the new additions. Looks like Cheerio will also enjoy some gardening of her own alongside your wife, si...
by aster
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Mt. Umunhum, San Jose, California
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Mt. Umunhum, San Jose, California

. Hi, Sury; :) These look much better. I think there are even better ones in your Flickr account. I spent some time enjoying the photos of your last hike to the preserve area. Interesting place. Thanks for the trivia. I knew that the area was of interest to newly-founded companies related to technol...
by aster
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Mt. Umunhum, San Jose, California
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Mt. Umunhum, San Jose, California

. I like the surroundings of the Silicon Valley. I was expecting a lot of sand covered dunes but the area between the hills are pretty green actually. Interesting vignette at the upper corners of the frames. Did you use the lens to its max. width ? The first brings some opposite elements together ni...
by aster
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers
Replies: 110
Views: 5636

Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

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Looking forward to the photos from the hike, Sury. :)
1400 frames is a HUGE number. Good luck processing! :D

Yildiz
by aster
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: It Was a Matter of Time (Last Ones) I Lied volume VIII
Replies: 49
Views: 4517

Re: It Was a Matter of Time (Last Ones) I Lied volume VIII

. :D Wow! If that's not a cheerful big smile, I don't know what is... Thank you Sury. It comes to an end and we realize that we belong to her. JT Yes, you belong to her, deed and all. .D She certainly made an impact and made you hers. Impressive how little puppies grow in just a few months. Thanks f...
by aster
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers
Replies: 110
Views: 5636

Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

. Thank you, JBTaylor. :) I agree that photography is more personal than seeking documentation. Photography is about the use of light and hence the use of its counterpart darkness. Light and dark used in various combinations and settings can change the story and the look of subjects; isolating, grou...
by aster
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers
Replies: 110
Views: 5636

Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

. :D Thank you, JBTaylor. Your assessments are much valued and appreciated, always. :) *Edit/30.06.2020: :D I must add that Sury has been very encouraging and poignant with his observations too. These inputs end up as good results as time goes by… And to answer Sury's question, yes, they are all sho...
by aster
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Steamed Crabs, A Maryland Tradition
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Steamed Crabs, A Maryland Tradition

Happy many returns of the day, jbtaylor! :D

Looks very delicious … :)


Thanks for sharing,
Yildiz
by aster
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: It Was a Matter of Time (Last Ones) I Lied volume VIII
Replies: 49
Views: 4517

Re: It Was a Matter of Time (Last Ones) I Lied volume VII

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Lovable and very photogenic as always! :D

Very curious about her new fur style after her appointment with the furdresser.

Thanks very much for sharing. I like all of the captures.

Yildiz
by aster
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers
Replies: 110
Views: 5636

Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

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A couple more.

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by aster
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers
Replies: 110
Views: 5636

Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

For Yildiz. https://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/flowers-and-plants/trees-and-shrubs/how-to-change-hydrangea-color Thank you, JT. :) I was reading about colour change on an other website earlier as well. Apparently adding Aliminum sulfate to the soil turns them blue and adding lime turns the flowers reddi...
by aster
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers
Replies: 110
Views: 5636

Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

. Thank you, JT. :) None are treated if you mean 'are they retouched and colours saturated in post-processing'. Especially the rose is 'as is' though shot RAW. I did sharpen the others slightly but I tend to try deliver in camera. Hydrangeas are just as vibrantly pink in the garden at the moment and...
by aster
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers
Replies: 110
Views: 5636

Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

. Hi, :) We had thunder storm and hail last Thursday and sunny hot days since. The garden blooms and leaves suffered some damages and it shows as drying parts on the plants. Hydrangeas were in the shade of an other plant and had a smooth pass. All shot with A6000 and Tamron 90 mm Macro lens. Yildiz ...
by aster
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers
Replies: 110
Views: 5636

Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

. The lens provides some nice floral background interest with a deeper field of view. I liked seeing more of the lush leaves and rose bushes as the backdrop. The rain drops add more depth and dimensions… :) The details on the blossoms are brilliant. It's the photographer not the gear / lens capabili...

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